NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$86.75 -2.82 (-3.15 %)
(As of 05/21/2019 06:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$89.57
Today's Range$86.51 - $89.38
52-Week Range$69.17 - $95.32
Volume69,829 shs
Average Volume91,165 shs
Market Capitalization$1.96 billion
P/E Ratio17.78
Dividend Yield1.12%
Beta1.27
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.99 billion
Cash Flow$8.3816 per share
Book Value$36.80 per share

Profitability

Net Income$112.76 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,250
Market Cap$1.96 billion
Next Earnings Date7/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 29th. Investors of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, June 14th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 30th. View Stepan's Dividend History.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) released its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The basic materials company reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.27 by $0.04. The basic materials company had revenue of $489.17 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $510.57 million. Stepan had a net margin of 5.40% and a return on equity of 14.24%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.44 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History.

When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

3 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Stepan's stock. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's share price to reach $72.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 17.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan.

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about SCL stock have been trending negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a coverage optimism score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include Visa (V), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), salesforce.com (CRM), CVS Health (CVS), NVIDIA (NVDA), PepsiCo (PEP), Ross Stores (ROST), Starbucks (SBUX), Zions Bancorporation NA (ZION) and A. O. Smith (AOS).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46)

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.22%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.87%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.30%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.51%), Northern Trust Corp (1.41%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.32%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Luis Rojo, Michael Ross Boyce, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., AQR Capital Management LLC, Oxford Asset Management LLP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Macquarie Group Ltd., Martingale Asset Management L P and Man Group plc. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Roubaix Capital LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Jefferies Group LLC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.75.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion and generates $1.99 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $112.76 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.88 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,250 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  185 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  265 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  450
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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